George Washington Papers

Enclosure II: Thomas Mifflin’s Estimate of Quarter Master Expenses, 5 October 1775

Enclosure II

Thomas Mifflin’s Estimate of Quarter Master Expenses

Cambridge October 5–1775

An Estimate of the Cost of a Barrack 96 Feet by 16 Feet; to be divided into 6 Rooms & to contain One hundred Men.

Lawful Money
Boards £30.  
Joist, or Slit work, 6.  
Timber for the Frame 12. 6
Shingles 10.16
Nails 9.  
Bricks 12. 6
Additional Wages to Soldiers one mo. (16 men) who build the Barrack 20/ per mo. 16.  
The Cost of a Barrack 96, F. by 16 F. £96. 8
      
At the lowest Estimate we must build One hundred and twenty Barracks of that Size—90 for Cambridge & 30 for Roxbury Camp; which in round numbers will amount to £12 000
Allowing 1½ Cord of Fire wood per week to 100 men, the Army will consume in Six months 8000 Cords @ 20/ 8 000
Lawful Money £20,000

Thomas Mifflin Quart. Mr Genl

ADS, DNA:PCC, item 152; copy, DNA:PCC item 169.

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